Course: History of English

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Course title History of English
Course code KAJ/4221
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
The subject deals with all periods of historical development of the English language.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The student is offered an in-look into the history of language and learns to understand the historical changes in spoken as well as written language. The student is shown the differences in dialects and originating languages and is asked to understand historical language changes.
The student uses their critical thinking while analyzing text and is able to understand linguistic changes in the English language - phonetics, lexicology and other fields of the language.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisits for this subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
for credits: presentation for grade: test upon course completion or term paper An active approach in class, a test and an exam.
Recommended literature
  • Bynon, T. Historical linguistics. Cambridge: CUP, 1993.
  • Campbell, L. Historical linguistics. An introduction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
  • Campbell, L. Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspective. Cambridge: CUP, 1995.
  • Crowley, T. An introduction to historical linguistics. Oxford: OUP, 1998.
  • Fischer, O. Pathways of change: grammaticalization in English. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2000.
  • Görlach, M. Explorations in English historical linguistics. Heidelberg: Winter, 2002.
  • Hopper, P. J. & Traugott, E, C. Grammaticalization. Cambridge: CUP, 2003.
  • Joseph, B. D. The handbook of historical linguistics. Malden: Blackwell, 2003.
  • Jucker, A. H. History of English and English historical linguistics. Stuttgart: Klett, 2000.
  • Lass, R. History linguistics and langauge change. Cambridge: CUP, 1997.
  • Lightfoot, D. (ed.). Syntactic effects of morphological change. Oxford: OUP, 2002.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature at the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature for the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): English language and literature at the 2nd stage of primary schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer